gouache tree trunk study / by Philip Tarlow

6:43 PM: here's the gouache i made this morning: it's giving me ideas for the next series of paintings.








11:52 AM: today is a short studio day, as we're walking up the trail in a few hours. i decided, before preparing a new canvas, to make a small study in gouache on paper to reconnect with some of the important source material for my late summer series. it will be along the line of a similar study i made last month, which you see below.

reconnecting with this material allows me to dream the next painting.